Brigid Alverson

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Comics A.M. - Trial Begins in 2014 ZombieWalk Crash

Wed, October 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

New video of crash revealed during trial! All of the "Halloween ComicsFest" comics, reviewed! A reflection of the nuclear age in comics! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Cosplayers Run Afoul of UK Gun Laws at MCM Comic Con

Tue, October 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Some cosplayers had to hand in their fake guns! Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica contest winners announced! Nakaba Suzuki talks "The Seven Deadly Sins"!

Comics A.M. - Emily Carroll's "Through the Woods" Wins British Fantasy Award

Mon, October 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Through the Woods" earns another accolade! A look at the changed state of "Charlie Hebdo"! Garry Trudeau marks "Doonesbury's" 45th birthday! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Malaysian Cartoonist Claims Facebook Blocked Cartoon

Fri, October 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Zunar accuses Facebook of blocking content! Gene Luen Yang talks "Secret Coders"! Dan Parent test-drives new Microsoft Surface products! Tangled continuity! More!

Joe Shuster Awards Announces 2015 Winners

Fri, October 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Adrian Alphona, Darwyn Cooke, Bryan Lee O'Malley and Mariko Tamaki were among the winners of the awards honoring Canadian creators.

Comics A.M. - BOOM! Studios Explains Production Cutbacks

Wed, October 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Why BOOM! plans to reduce the number of titles it releases! Interviews with Masashi Kishimoto and Adrian Tomine! The evolution of Diamond's "Previews" catalog!

Comics A.M. - Inside DC Comics' Diversity Efforts

Tue, October 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

A look at the changes at DC Comics! Grand Rapids Comic Con warns about shady travel deals! Manga's big presence at New York Comic Con! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - The Changing Face of Female Superheroes

Mon, October 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Looking at Ms. Marvel and TV's Supergirl and Jessica Jones! Interviews with Brian K. Vaughan, Gene Luen Yang, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack! More!

Watch: "Attack on Titan's" Hajime Isayama Reveals Inspiration, Early Struggle

Mon, October 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In a rare video interview, Hajime Isayama discusses the inspiration for the blockbuster manga, and enduring repeated rejection by publishers.

Comics A.M. - "Nimona" Shortlisted For National Book Awards

Fri, October 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Noelle Stevenson is youngest-ever National Book Awards finalist! New York Comic Con draws 167,000! Berkeley Breathed on the return of "Bloom County"!

NYCC: Zdarsky & Henderson Expound on "Jughead" at Archie Panel

Wed, October 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson talk Jughead's sexuality, new Josie and the Pussycats comics are teased and more at Archie's NYCC panel.

NYCC: Kodansha Offers a Look Behind the Scenes of "Attack on Titan," "Noragami" & More

Wed, October 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kodansha Comics announced two new licenses, while a Japanese editor gave fans an inside look at how manga is made.

Comics A.M. - "Real Stuff" Writer Dennis Eichhorn Passes Away

Wed, October 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dennis Eichhorn dies at age 70. Jailed Iranian cartoonist subjected to forced virginity test. A look at the history of comics and heavy metal music. Plus more.

NYCC: "Naruto" Creator Masashi Kishimoto Thanks Fans, Talks Series End

Tue, October 13th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

Kishimoto discussed his long-running series, his friendly rivalry with "One Piece" creator Eiichiro Oda, and apologized for making cosplayers wear headbands.

NYCC: Camping Out with the Lumberjanes

Mon, October 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Camp Out with Lumberjanes" panel included lots of talk about actual camping out, plus girl comics, queer representation -- and a proposal.

NYCC: ICv2 Says Comics Industry Still Growing -- But A Bit More Slowly

Sat, October 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Comics are still hot, but growth is slowing, thanks to delays in "Secret Wars," reader reactions to "Convergence," and the maturing of the digital comics market.

NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Kodansha Announces "Attack on Titan" Anthology

Thu, October 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder, Gail Simone and a host of other American creators will get to create their own "Attack on Titan" stories in a new anthology.

Comics A.M. - Viz Media Launches "Naruto" App

Tue, October 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

New "Naruto" app offers a free chapter a day! Viz Media to serialize "Platinum End" in "Shonen Jump"! Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen talk "Survivors' Club"!

Comics A.M. - Retailer, Perennial Candidate Clint Thomas Dies

Mon, October 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Clint Thomas owned Clint's Comics in Monroe, Louisiana. Amnesty International condemns charges against cartoonist. Artist Jeffrey Veregge talks "Red Wolf."

Comics A.M. - "Saga," "Persepolis" & "Drama" Among Most Challenged Books

Fri, October 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

American Library Association releases annual list for Banned Books Week. Man pleads guilty to role in collector's death. Real-life inspiration for Archie's Betty.